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Please respond to the following questions, using a maximum of 250 words for each question. However, please use the allotted word count wisely to provide a full answer, and read the question carefully to be sure you are providing the needed information.
What is the number and scope of performances, workshops, classes, festival days, or other activities that are part of the project? How many performances? Where and when will they take place? If there are multiple programs for which support is requested, please list them chronologically.
What are the objectives of your organization in presenting this project? What will it accomplish or what benefits will it bring to the audience and/or community? What is it about the work being presented that makes it important to offer to audiences, or a valuable experience to those participating in the presentation of the work?
Describe how your organization will work to ensure the quality of this presentation or project, what aspects of the project will help deliver that quality outcome (e.g. playwright, composer, choreography, artistic personnel, etc.), and how the organization’s prior work should be viewed as an indicator of future quality.
Does this project meet a perceived community need, or fulfill a proven interest in our community? What indicators, observations or evidence can you provide that this is the case? You may wish to share audience input or feedback, information about how the project content is determined, analysis of past audience attendance or other factors that indicate community interest. Or does the project provide audiences a new experience? If so, please share how it is different than other offerings of its type currently available.
Please describe any audience development, community engagement, education or outreach activities that are planned as a part of this project. Describe initiatives to reach new audiences, services to students or underserved audiences, educational/enrichment activities, participatory workshops or master classes, or any other efforts that build or deepen audience relationships, attendance or awareness.
Are there any challenges to your organization in presenting this project—logistical, human resource, financial? Please share your plan for addressing those challenges. Does your organization have the proven ability to present this project based on past history?